50s or early 60s? peach lace wiggle dress

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  1. Leonardo da Vintage

    Leonardo da Vintage Administrator Staff Member

    Hello VFGers,

    Can anyone help me pin down the date on this? I think its 50s but want to check.

    I have a lot of trouble telling apart the late 50s from the early 60s. On UK ebay you list by decade, rather than by style era as on USA ebay, so it's good to be precise. If anyone can give any general pointers for this period I'd be glad of them.

    And this dress in particular:

    It has a paper hand written label sewn into a seam - what does that indicate? I've looked up Morrish & Co, London W1, and the only possibly relevant company made stationary, bags and then shop fittings - so perhaps they made the label, rather than the dress?

    Seams are turned over and straight-stitched.

    Side metal zip.

    I'm not sure if the brown velvet belt is as old as the dress. There was a matching brown velvet corsage tacked onto bodice but it was so manky I took it off - it was very amateurishly stitched, so presumably an addition (unless it came off and was sewn back on), but not sure from when.

    Also if anyone can help describing the colour - I think it's a bit dark for 'peach'.

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    Many thanks,

    Ruth
     
  2. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  3. TheVintageVortex

    TheVintageVortex Trade Member

    I agree with Mary Jane; 50's. The hemlines slowly creeped up in the 60's.

    As for color I would call it an antique peach or salmon. It was a very popular color for lace dresses of this era. I assume it was worn for weddings and the like.
     
  4. missproper

    missproper Trade Member

  5. Leonardo da Vintage

    Leonardo da Vintage Administrator Staff Member

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